I had a recent project where students built "concept maps" in Max. Concept maps represent knowledge composed of a graph of nodes and relations. I thought Max would be a nice way to compose such a map, and most students used images (which could be embedded in the patch via [fpic]). One student used looped video segments, though, and this has caused huge delays when loading his patch. I asked him to cut down the length of each video (
At first, the issue on my end was seeing his videos (he uses [jit.movie]). Since I didn't see a way to embed video inside the patch, I ended up copying his videos to the same file level as his patches. Then they loaded, but take very long. I avoided putting his videos in the Media part of the Cycling Max app since I don't think I want extraneous student videos inside my Max app structure. Rather the videos should be part of his directory where the patches are stored.
Here is a Dropbox.com link in case anyone wants to load. After loading, click on "Project3.maxpat" . All video
files have been placed in the same folder: